NEW YORK — Freedom House has rated Armenian media Not Free in its annual 2012 Freedom of Press report.
With 65 points, the country ranks the 149th in the organization’s index. Armenia lags behind its neighbors, Georgia and Turkey, which place 111th and 127th, respectively.
Azerbaijan and Russia share the 172nd position with 80 scores. Both countries have been rated Not Free. Iran, which has scores 92 points, is the 192nd country in the ranking.
The section on Central and Eastern Europe says that only seven countries in the region (24%) were classified as Free, with 13 (45%) being Partly Free and nine (31%) – Not Free.
A serious decline was observed particularly in Hungary and Macedonia.
“The world’s eight worst-rated countries, with scores of between 90 and 100 points, are Belarus, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In these states, independent media are either nonexistent or barely able to operate, the press acts as a mouthpiece for the regime, citizens’ access to unbiased information is severely limited, and dissent is crushed through imprisonment, torture, and other forms of repression,” reads the report.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Five Nobel Prize Laureates Visiting Armenia

YEREVAN (Armradio) — Five Nobel Prize winners will lecture at the Yerevan…

Ambassador Armen Baibourtian Keynote Speaker at West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Event

LOS ANGELES – On February 5, Consul General of Armenia in Los…

German Court Decision Due on Armenian Gospel Stolen from Turkish-Occupied Areas of Cyprus

A German Court of Appeal will issue its final decision on the…

AGBU Organized a Flashmob by the HOKIS Performers at the United Nations

NEW YORK — On October 24, AGBU-in partnership with the Permanent Mission…